Three-quarters of U.S. adults (75%) experience occasional to frequent sleep disruptions, citing causes such as temperature-related discomfort, experiencing allergy symptoms or needing to use the bathroom, according to a new survey from AllerEase®. The survey also reveals roughly one in four adults (24%) say they rarely or never wake up feeling well-rested.
“That unrested feeling can be caused in part by household allergens lurking in your bed,” says Dr. Neeta Ogden, a board certified adult and pediatric allergy and asthma specialist. “Many of my patients are surprised to learn that household allergens are more pervasive than outdoor allergens, and can have a real impact on sleep.”
Serious sleep disorders aside, almost six in 10 U.S. adults (57%) say they suffer from seasonal or environmental allergies, and 42 percent say they’ve woken with allergy-like symptoms in the last month.